Terms of Use

Thank you for visiting our website and reviewing our Terms of Use. Please read and agree to these terms of use before using any features on this web site. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, please exit the site. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to modify, add, or delete portions of these Terms at any time by updating this page. Any modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting, and viewable at the “Terms of Use” link at the bottom of every page on this web site. Your continued use of the site following the posting of updated Terms of Use will mean that you agree to those changes.

Privacy Policy

This website, College InSight ("Site"), is operated on behalf of the Institute for College Access & Success ("TICAS," “the Institute”,” we," "us," and "our"). Your privacy is important to us. It is our policy to protect your Personal Information (as defined below) and to use it in accordance with this privacy policy. This privacy policy only covers privacy practices involving information we collect online.

The information we collect from you

Like many other websites, we automatically collect information about your internet connection, such as:

This information ("Non-Personal Information") does NOT identify you personally. We use this Non-Personal Information to monitor the effectiveness of the Site, identify areas of interest, and consider potential improvements to the Site.


If you sign up for email updates, we ask you to provide certain personally identifiable information ("Personal Information"). By providing such information, you consent to our collection and use of it, as described in this privacy policy. We do not collect any Personal Information about you when you visit the Site unless you give us that information.


The Personal Information you provide includes contact information, such as your name, organization name, address, email address, employment, and interests.


How we use your information

All personal information collected on College InSight is provided voluntarily by our users.


Our commitment to data security

We have appropriate security measures in place in our physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of information that we have collected from you at our site. All transmission of Personal Information on this web site is protected by secure socket layer technology (SSL).



Links to this site

We encourage and permit links to the content on this site, as long as the links do not directly or indirectly: a) suggest that College InSight promotes or endorses any third party’s causes, ideas, web sites, products, or services; or b) use College InSight content for commercial purposes. We reserve the right to withdraw permission for any link.

Links to third party sites

We have provided links to web sites maintained by third parties, over which we have no control. We do not endorse the content, operators, products or services of such sites, and we are not responsible or liable for the content, operators, security, availability, accuracy, quality, advertising, products, services, or other materials on or available from such sites.


College InSight, and its parent organization, The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS), respect the intellectual property of others, and we ask visitors to our web sites to do the same. Data and other publications are provided or linked to for informational and educational purposes only. Their sole purpose on the site is to stimulate learning, discussion, comment, and awareness about higher education research and data.

Student debt and undergraduate financial aid data are licensed from Peterson's Undergraduate Financial Aid and Undergraduate Databases, © 2018 Peterson's LLC, all rights reserved. All data may be reproduced, with attribution, subject to restrictions under this Creative Commons license.

Citation: The Institute for College Access & Success. College InSight, http://college-insight.org. College-level student debt and undergraduate financial aid data © 2018 Peterson's LLC, all rights reserved.


These terms of use were updated on September 13, 2018.